Luhya politics at crossroads

The populous Luhya community finds itself in yet another round of bruising succession politics as the Western region remains in an election mode. Leaders from the community are already taking sides with the main focus on William Ruto and Raila Odinga. The five Luhya-dominated counties of Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Busia...

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MCA Linked to arson attack

Tension is still high in Ol-Pusimoru on the border of Narok and Nakuru counties whose cause is said to be local politics that is creating animosity among the locals. Recently, a house of former area MCA Wilson Masikonde was torched by youths who were said to have been sponsored by...

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Leaked: Full Government Chemist report on dirty sugar

Trouble is looming in parliament with MPs accusing Kieni MP James Mathenge aka Kanini Kega, of having a link between Mombasa sugar baron Naushad Merali and members of the parliamentary agriculture and trade joint committee in the house. Kega, according to an MP, allegedly received Sh20 million as facilitation fee...

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The Political Economy of sugar in Kenya

According to annual reports by the US Department of Agriculture, Kenyan sugar consumption is growing, yet local production is declining. In 2011 domestic production covered 70% of local consumption, but in 2015 the local share was down to 62% (USDA 2016). In 2014, Kenya had a sugar deficit of 200,000...

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Secret plot to remove governors’ term limit

Share Pin Email   Governors are ganging up to force a constitutional amendment to remove the two-term limit to pave way for them to serve as many terms as possible. The constitution stipulates that a governor shall not hold office for more than two terms and further his or her...

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Uhuru, Raila Groom Gideon Moi

Recent political developments in the country have sent tongues wagging on the possibility that Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga are grooming Baringo senator Gideon Moi for president 2022. The three powerful families – Mois, Kenyattas and Odingas – enjoy longstanding political ties and family friendship, and the possibility of them...

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Early jostling for Wetangula senator’s seat

Share Pin Email   Intense political strategies and realignments are taking place in Bungoma county politics as key figures plot for seats ahead of 2022 polls. Pundits have been keen to note that the recent declaration by Ford-Kenya leader, Moses Wetang’ula, to go for presidency could attract new dynamism in...

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ANC party boss in rent arrears

Share Pin Email A landlord in Luanda sub county in Vihiga county has threatened to sue Amani National Congress party for failing to pay him rental fees amounting to Sh40,000 over office rent. The landlord of Mwamba Flats Boaz Okwemba has decried that ANC chairman Sikalo Ochiel rented his house...

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Is Jirongo out to succeed Oparanya?

Share Pin Email The battle to succeed Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya is on and even turning uglier. Recently, Senator Cleophas Malala, one of those in the the race was attacked at Mayoni by suppporters of cabinet secretary Rashid Echesa. Malala was accompanied by MCA Lubinus Oduor, now eyeing Matungu parliamentary...

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Road projects land Ongwae in court

Share Pin Email   Kisii governor James Ongwae has been given a seven- day notice by the High Court to respond to a tendering case filed against him by two petitioners said to be sponsored by one of his political opponents Chris Obure. The petitioners, Vincent Gekonge and Boniface Mangaa,...

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